Nothing Will Make You Cringe More Than The Removal Of A Giant Wasp Nest In New Zealand

Nothing Will Make You Cringe More Than The Removal Of A Giant Wasp Nest In New Zealand

Is there a more hated member of the animal kingdom than wasps? Sure, there are some insects that are more feared (spiders, scorpions, etc.), but talk to anyone about wasps and it’s very unlikely you’ll hear anything even slightly supportive of them. If you’re like most people, you already hate these buggers…a fact which will make the following video of a researcher excavating a giant wasp’s nest in New Zealand entirely terrifying. Even though he was wearing all that protective gear, this particular researcher still walked away with a few stings. Those wasps meant business! Read more:

Ever Heard Of The Corpse Flower? Just Be Thankful You Don't Have To Smell It

Ever Heard Of The Corpse Flower? Just Be Thankful You Don’t Have To Smell It

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); If you think that something called a corpse flower couldn’t possibly be pleasant to be around, you would be correct. If not, you might just think that its name is so absurd that it couldn’t possibly be a real thing. Well, I’m here to tell you that it is a real thing, and it smells exactly like its namesake when it blooms. Meet the corpse flower. It’s a rare plant that’s native to Sumatra. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); These flowers are famous for the putrid stench they give off when they bloom. However, the plant isn’t offending your nose without good cause. The smell of the blooming corpse flower is designed to help it get pollinated. Wikipedia The scent attracts flies and beetles, and that exposure eventually helps it reproduce. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF’); }); Being able to actually observe a blooming corpse flower is […]

What Thomas Edison Did To Show The World The Dangers Of Electricity Is Insane

What Thomas Edison Did To Show The World The Dangers Of Electricity Is Insane

Around the turn of the century, the United States was locked in an ideological battle over the future of the nation’s power grid. The two sides dealt with direct currents and alternating currents. While both forms of power deliver electricity, they do so differently. Thomas Edison was a firm believer in the direct current, while George Westinghouse and Nicola Tesla were proponents of using the alternating current. As a way to discredit his competitors, Edison held several public events during which he attempted to show the supposed dangers of using an alternating current. He did this by electrocuting and killing a number of animals with the technology. The biggest and most controversial of these events was held on Coney Island in New York City back in 1903. At this event, Edison electrocuted and killed a 36-year-old circus elephant by the name of Topsy. Cameras were rolling so that future generations […]

Most People Don't Know, But The Love Parade Disaster Was The Worst Thing Ever

Most People Don’t Know, But The Love Parade Disaster Was The Worst Thing Ever

For many music fans, summer is festival season. There’s nothing quite like gathering with thousands of strangers in beautiful weather to take in some top-shelf tunes. However, those circumstances are also ripe breeding grounds for tragedy, especially when enclosed spaces are involved. We need only look at what happened during the 2010 Love Parade in Germany for proof of that… Since 1989, The Love Parade had taken place in Berlin. In 2010, the organizers attempted to hold the festival in a new city in the west, Duisburg. It was also the first time that the festival was held in an enclosed area. Wikipedia The capacity of the venue was limited to 250,000 people, but officials estimated anywhere between 200,000 and 1.4 million people were expected to attend. Wikipedia Entrance to the festival, which was held in a former freight station, was supposed to begin at 11 a.m. but ended up […]

This Satanic Priest Talking About His Religion Makes A Surprising Amount Of Sense

This Satanic Priest Talking About His Religion Makes A Surprising Amount Of Sense

Of all the world’s religions, Satanism is probably the most misunderstood. For many, it’s the most reviled because its central tenets run counter to most forms of Christianity. Because of this, most people don’t give Satanists the time of day and simply dismiss them as being evil crazies. However, parts of this belief system make sense. Anton LaVey (pictured below) founded the modern Church of Satan that is the dominant Satanic organization today. YouTube / Toxic Thrash Metal As a former circus performer, LaVey knew how to put on a show to deliver his message effectively. This led to LaVey giving many interviews about his beliefs before his death in 1997. YouTube / Toxic Thrash Metal In these interviews, LaVey talks about why his version of Satanism is practically humanism. “No religion had been based on man’s carnal needs of his fleshly pursuits,” said LaVey in one interview. He goes […]

Researchers Just Discovered This Alien-Like Fish In The Deepest Part Of The Sea

Researchers Just Discovered This Alien-Like Fish In The Deepest Part Of The Sea

The final frontier on Earth is our vast and somewhat unexplored ocean’s depths. It’s a fairly well-established fact that we know more about the surfaces of the moon and Mars than we do about our oceans’ floors. While there are a number of reasons for this, it doesn’t take away from the amazing things that always seem to be discovered when humans venture to the depths. Take, for example, the latest life-form discovered living in the Mariana Trench (the deepest spot in Earth’s oceans). YouTube / oceanexplorergov This amazing little bioluminescent jellyfish happily drifted by researchers on a NOAA mission 2.3 miles below the surface. This is the kind of creature you’d expect to see digitally inserted into a big-budget Hollywood film, rather than spotted by a research vessel on the ocean floor. YouTube / oceanexplorergov You can check out this magnificent little jellyfish in action in the video below. […]

What This Guy Does Instead Of Using A Hammer Is Insane...Only In Russia

What This Guy Does Instead Of Using A Hammer Is Insane…Only In Russia

When it comes to home construction (or any kind of construction, really) safety should always be your primary concern. If you’re not taking steps to ensure no bodily harm comes to you or those around you, then that’s just plain dumb. For example, one thing you should never do when building something is use your own hand as a hammer. I wish this was just a hypothetical, but sadly, it’s not, as you can see in the video below. It’s equal parts horrifying and impressive. Well that’s going to leave a mark. Hopefully he has really good health insurance and his employer is all paid up on their premiums! Read more:

Nothing To See Here...Just A Giant Python Swimming With A Small Child

Nothing To See Here…Just A Giant Python Swimming With A Small Child

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Most of us would be lucky to live our entire lives without having to swim with a snake, accidentally or otherwise. However, not all snakes are like Sumatra, an eight-year-old Burmese python. Sumatra has been around children and small animals her whole life and she has never killed or harmed a living thing, even if it’s her dinner. Her owner goes ahead and does that as humanely as possible before she eats. In fact, she currently does a booming business making appearances at birthday parties. In the video below, you can see Sumatra at work in Redding, California, swimming alongside a young girl. As freaky as this may look, it’s actually kind of awesome. Sumatra seems pretty calm and collected if you ask me! Read more:

This Video Of Giant Wasps Destroying A Honey Bee Colony Is Heartbreaking

This Video Of Giant Wasps Destroying A Honey Bee Colony Is Heartbreaking

While it’s tempting to lump all hornets together under “the absolute worst“insect category, there is one species that stands above the rest — the giant Japanese hornet. These things are massive, merciless killing machines. They primarily prey on colonies of docile Japanese bees, eating their honey and larvae. Incredibly enough, it only takes a handful of these suckers to wipe out an entire honey bee colony — a sad fact that beekeeper Sakamoto Ryouta learned back in 2014. Luckily, he had already set a trap for the giant hornets, but it still wasn’t enough to stop the attack. Those poor honey bees… Considering that without honey bees, we could lose “70 of the around 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world,” these hornets are effectively killing our food source. Can’t we all just get along?! Read more:

You Don't Want To Be Out On This Lake Right Now If You Can Help It

You Don’t Want To Be Out On This Lake Right Now If You Can Help It

Waterspouts can be pretty dangerous things if you happen to be out on the water when one forms. Luckily, they are rarities in most places. However, Qinghai Lake in China’s Qinghai Province is not most places. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Earlier this week, tourists spotted not just one, but three waterspouts forming simultaneously on the surface of the lake. “Water tornados,” as some call them, are formed by a convection current of warm and cold air over a body of water. While three waterspouts might seem insane, it’s not actually the most that Qinghai Lake has seen. Back in 2014, onlookers saw nine simultaneous waterspouts spring up on a particularly stormy day. That’s pure nightmare fuel, folks. And they’re not all that uncommon elsewhere, either. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); These were spotted near a beach in the Netherlands. Wikipedia I would not want to be out waterskiing during this […]

What His GoPro Captured During This Ride Is Terrifying...He's Lucky To Be Alive

What His GoPro Captured During This Ride Is Terrifying…He’s Lucky To Be Alive

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Attaching your GoPro camera to your helmet while you do extreme sports is the cool new thing. Getting to check out a first-person perspective of your adventures after the fact is kind of incredible when you think about it. However, these cameras don’t just capture the cool moments. They also capture the downright scary ones. Take, for example, this helmet GoPro footage from off-road cyclist Parker Goodwin. He was riding with a crew of bikers from Mad Dog Cycles when he crashed. His GoPro captured the whole thing, even his body convulsing for a few minutes afterward. Talk about a close call. (source: Parker Goodwin) Luckily, Goodwin survived his face-to-face encounter with the ground. He wasn’t on the trip alone and his fellow riders were able to get him off the trail in time before anything else could happen. Just imagine if he had been riding […]

The Next Time You Have A Problem With Wasps, Try One Of These Extermination Methods

The Next Time You Have A Problem With Wasps, Try One Of These Extermination Methods

Before we jump into this article, let’s get one thing straight: wasps are horrible and nobody likes them. I hate to judge an entire species like that, but it’s a fact. Wasps seemingly only exist to make life terrible for anyone or anything that crosses paths with them. And this is why it comes as no surprise that YouTube is chock-full of videos that show people taking pleasure in destroying the wasp nests that they find on their property. We present you with 10 of the most creative and brutal videos. I’m really impressed with #8. 1. Using a homemade flamethrower probably isn’t safe, but it’s effective. 2. The only bad part about using an electric fly swatter is that you have to get very close for it to work. 3. I imagine that shooting a wasp nest with a paintball gun is extremely satisfying. 4. The straightforward garden hose […]

This Snake Somehow Is Still Alive 16 Hours After Losing Its Head

This Snake Somehow Is Still Alive 16 Hours After Losing Its Head

When you’re a hunter who kills and cooks your own food, the last thing you expect is for your catch to come back to life at some point during the cooking process. That goes double if you happen to be into hunting and cooking rattlesnakes. Sadly, this is a thing that actually happens sometimes. Take, for example, what happened to the guy in this video. He caught a couple of rattlesnakes and was preparing to cook them when one seemingly came back to life…despite being headless and skinless. Mildly NSFW, especially if you’re about to eat lunch. (via Reddit) When this happens with dead animals, it’s usually because someone put salt on them, which can make the nerve endings fire and cause twitching. However, according to the video description, there was no salt or seasoning on the snake when it started moving. On top of that, what this thing did […]

The Peek-A-Boo Teddy Bear That This Guy Made Is Seriously Messed Up

The Peek-A-Boo Teddy Bear That This Guy Made Is Seriously Messed Up

If you’re a follower of trends when it comes to children’s toys, then you are probably familiar with peek-a-boo teddy bears. Normally, these toys are adorable and provide young children with hours of entertainment. As is the case with most things, however, someone has found a way to corrupt these cute little playthings. In this particular case, that person is YouTuber TwoHeads666. Check out what he created in the video below. This is what pure terror looks like. (source: TwoHeads666) Personally, I would buy this for my kids. I think their reactions (and the years of therapy they’d need to undergo after the fact) would be completely worth it, especially if I could make an awesome viral video out of it in the end. Then again, I’m a little sick in the head. Read more:

Something Went Wrong And This Dive Killed Him...They Still Haven't Found His Body

Something Went Wrong And This Dive Killed Him…They Still Haven’t Found His Body

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); When trying to pull off an incredible stunt, you have to expect that something might go wrong. The only bad part is that things going wrong could lead to your demise. Despite the risk of death or severe bodily harm, people still attempt to act like daredevils. Usually, everything is fine…until it isn’t. Take, for example, the story of Slovenian diver Andrej Beuc. Earlier this month, Beuc died while attempting to dive off of a bridge into the Drina River — which is on the border of Bosnia and Serbia — during a diving competition. YouTube / Daily Hot News googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); The bridge (pictured below) was about 60 feet from the water and normally would have been an easy dive for Beuc, who was an experienced jumper and skydiver. Reddit / DJ21 However, something went wrong when he hit the surface of the […]

He Was Just Joking Around In The Middle Of A Massive Storm...Then This Happened

He Was Just Joking Around In The Middle Of A Massive Storm…Then This Happened

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Humans have survived as a species by following a set of general survival rules. Over thousands of years, these rules have become common sense. Let’s take, for example, how to behave during a massive storm. Our survival instinct is to take cover someplace safe until the storm passes. Doing this one simple thing made it so our ancestors survived long enough to pass on their genes. Lately, however, it seems like thousands of years of survival instincts are being undone by our current oversharing economy. That is, people are risking life and limb for that one Instagram photo, or that perfect Snapchat. Or, in the case of Phoenix, Arizona, resident Nick Griemsmann, the most epic Periscope stream. I would wager that the gods are angry at Griemsmann for mocking their wrath. (via The Daily Mail) In case you’re having trouble figuring out what happened, Griemsmann was […]

He Thought He Was A Goner, So He Recorded His Final Thoughts Shortly Before Rescue

He Thought He Was A Goner, So He Recorded His Final Thoughts Shortly Before Rescue

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); If there’s one thing more terrifying than snakes, spiders, or sharks, it’s the open ocean…and being stranded in it. It’s a situation that no one, absolutely no one, wants to find themselves stuck in. Sadly, it’s the exact scenario that 30-year-old Australian Jacob Childs found himself dealing with earlier this month. Childs was exploring the Althea Wreck, approximately 30 nautical miles northeast of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia, when the current forced him away from the rest of his diving group. Scuba diver Jacob Childs records ‘final thoughts’ before rescue — News (@NZStuff) July 7, 2016 As he struggled to get back to his group, to his absolute horror, he saw the boat pulling away. YouTube / Inside Edition googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); For the next several hours, Childs floated there, fully expecting to die. He recorded his final thoughts on the GoPro camera […]

How They Got Rid Of This Beached Whale Is Insane...And Really, Really Gross

How They Got Rid Of This Beached Whale Is Insane…And Really, Really Gross

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); A beached whale is a tragic sight. A dead beached whale is not just a tragic sight, but it’s also a public health hazard. These massive creatures, while they are majestic in life, leave behind rather large corpses. When those large corpses end up on beaches, the stench can be pretty deadly. Towns and cities have developed different ways of dealing with whale bodies, but the town of Florence, Oregon, might have the most unique approach. When a whale carcass washed ashore back in 1970, officials had no intention of trying to move it. Instead, they rigged it with explosives and pulled the trigger. There is nothing quite like the sight of an exploding whale corpse. (via Discovery Channel) So. Freaking. Gross. I guess that’s a very efficient way to deal with what is essentially a large hunk of rotting meat, but I can’t imagine that’s […]

In 1997, This Cult Shocked The World With A Mass Suicide

In 1997, This Cult Shocked The World With A Mass Suicide

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Since the 1970s, there has been a surprisingly large number of cults flaring up and then going out in a blaze of (relative) glory in the United States. While there are any number of cults with shocking backstories we could discuss, today we’re going to focus on the group called Heaven’s Gate, based out of Southern California. Heaven’s Gate was a UFO religious group founded in the early ’70s by Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles. Wikipedia The cult believed that Earth was slated to be “recycled.” Recycled in this case meaning wiped clean, renewed, refurbished, and rejuvenated. The only way to survive was to leave Earth immediately. While they did not formally endorse suicide, they chose instead to redefine the term. To Heaven’s Gate members suicide was “to turn against the Next Level when it is being offered.” googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); All members of the […]

It's Called Casu Marzu And It's Considered The World's Most Dangerous Cheese...

It’s Called Casu Marzu And It’s Considered The World’s Most Dangerous Cheese…

When you’re looking for a special kind of cheese to spice up your sandwich, which one do you reach for? For me, it’s usually cheddar, but some might want something a little more…exotic. For these folks, I would recommend trying the special Italian cheese officially known as casu marzu. Translated to English casu marzu literally means “rotten cheese.” Casu marzu actually begins as a different kind of cheese altogether called pecorino sardo. However, instead of letting the cheese ripen in a darkened basement, cheesemakers bring the pecorino sardo outside and place it in the sun. There flies are allowed to lay eggs in it. Wikipedia As the eggs hatch, tiny maggots feed on the cheese and release enzymes that speed up the fermentation process. iStock Surprisingly enough, casu marzu is in very high demand even though it’s been outlawed by both the Italian government and the European Union. Despite the […]

This Huge Wildfire In Canada Is Surely What The End Of Days Will Look Like

This Huge Wildfire In Canada Is Surely What The End Of Days Will Look Like

If you haven’t heard already, a large swath of northwestern Canada, near Calgary, the energy heartland of the country, is currently in flames. A fast-advancing wildfire is threatening thousands of homes and lives. The images coming from the front line of the fire are absolutely devastating. This is what I imagine the apocalypse will look like… The fire, which started Sunday, has only grown in intensity. So far, it had consumed 18,500 acres and forced the evacuations of at least 88,000 people. The majority of those evacuations have taken place in and around the city of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. Getty Images That number of evacuees is expected to climb as fire conditions continue to worsen over the coming days. Thankfully, though, a break in the unusually hot and humid weather is expected over the weekend with a chance of rain. Destructive Fort McMurray wildfire fueled by global warming-related […]

If You Think It's Cold Where You Live, You Need To Get A Little Perspective

If You Think It’s Cold Where You Live, You Need To Get A Little Perspective

This weekend, many parts of the U.S. were slammed with record low temperatures for this time of year. What followed the cold plunge was the typical moaning and groaning on social media. While I’m not saying people shouldn’t have the right to complain about the weather, what I want to call for is a little perspective. For example, at least the weather wasn’t an Antarctic “condition one.” A condition one is called when wind speed is over 62 miles per hour, visibility is less than 98 feet, and windchill is below −99 °F. During a condition one, outside travel is not permitted. Curious about what a condition one looks like? Here you go… (via WILX) Just imagine getting caught outside in those conditions. There’s no possible way a human would make it back to safety in one piece. So remember, the next time you’re complaining about the cold, at least […]

Even Different Species Of Coral Fight Each Other...The Animal Kingdom Is Brutal

Even Different Species Of Coral Fight Each Other…The Animal Kingdom Is Brutal

It’s no secret that the animal kingdom is harsh. When it comes to survival, most non-human animals have to kill or be killed. When we think of animals competing for food and breeding rights, we typically envision beasts like lions and sharks duking it out. As it turns out, however, the same aggression extends itself across the animal kingdom, and it affects even the most innocent creatures, like coral. We often forget that coral reefs are made up of living beings, and like all other animals, they must fight for space and resources. When breathing room is sparse, things start getting intense. Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” is an axiom that affects almost every species, as you can see in the video below. Sadly, we will probably never know which piece of coral from this footage came out on top. These battles can take quite a long time to play […]

NASA Is Shutting Down The ISS Live Feed For Good...Something Is Fishy About This

NASA Is Shutting Down The ISS Live Feed For Good…Something Is Fishy About This

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); The live feed from the International Space Station (ISS) has been in the news over the last few years for cutting out whenever a UFO is spotted in the background. However, the days of us being able to use the ISS live stream as a way to hunt for UFOs are now numbered. NASA announced this week that they will be shutting down the stream and will only bring it back when there are major events taking place on the ISS. The date of the shutdown is September 1, 2016. In place of the live feed, NASA’s media team will be providing weekly updates on the station via its blog and email list. Not cool, guys. However, in their media briefing, NASA officials failed to offer a convincing explanation for why they’re choosing this moment to turn off the live stream for good. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF’); […]

The Concept Of An Underwater River Is Freaky Enough, Even Without The Deadly Gases

The Concept Of An Underwater River Is Freaky Enough, Even Without The Deadly Gases

Considering the vastness (and general creepiness) of the ocean, you’d think that exploring the depths of rivers and lakes would at least be a little bit safer than diving into the deep blue sea. And as you might have guessed, that’s completely wrong. If you look in the right spots, you’ll quickly discover that these bodies of water can be just as horrifying as the ocean. Take, for example, the Cenote Angelita, which is a popular diving destination in Mexico. From the surface, it looks like any other body of water. When divers make their way down, however, they discover the truth. Right in the middle of the river flows a toxic current of hydrogen sulfide. Needless to say, diving experience is required. (source: TecdiveTV ) And this is why I hate all bodies of water indiscriminately. You can never be too careful. Read more:

It's A Good Idea To Make Sure Your Food Is Dead Before You Try To Eat It

It’s A Good Idea To Make Sure Your Food Is Dead Before You Try To Eat It

Despite their bad reputation in some circles, frog legs can be pretty delicious. That being said, it takes a skilled chef to prepare them just right. Oh, and you also need to be prepared for the legs to move a little bit. You see, at the time of death, a frog’s legs are still biologically functional. If the muscles are stimulated — with electricity, for example — they can move. You can get the same effect by adding simple table salt to the legs while they’re still raw. That’s because table salt contains the same kind of sodium ions that are used in batteries. The sodium ions enter the negatively charged muscle cells. That causes a pretty bizarre reaction, as you can see in the video below. (via Brain Stuff Show) The muscles will go on moving like that until they’ve used up all of the remaining adenosine triphosphate (ATP) […]

If This Is Happening In Your Restaurant, You're Doing Something Very Wrong

If This Is Happening In Your Restaurant, You’re Doing Something Very Wrong

In the food service industry, there is nothing more disturbing than walking into the kitchen and seeing something gross. Luckily, thanks to stringent health and safety standards, the odds of this happening are actually pretty small. That being said, unsavory stuff does happen now and then. One time, I saw a rat just chillin’ in a restaurant kitchen, and the worst part was that no one seemed to care. If you think that’s a gross story, just wait until you see what this cook found when he started his shift one day. (source: funny people) I think they need the ghostbusters of rat exterminators to take care of an infestation like that. Nah, you know what? Just burn the whole place down. What’s the nastiest restaurant experience you’ve ever had? Read more:

5 Strange Places That Are Blacked Out By Google Maps

5 Strange Places That Are Blacked Out By Google Maps

It’s probably safe to say that Google Maps is one of the greatest technological innovations of the last 10 years. With just a few clicks, you can view any place on the face of the Earth. Well, almost any place. There are some areas of Google Maps that, for one reason or another, are concealed or obscured in some very obvious ways. Here are the five most suspicious-looking ones… 1. Junction Ranch, CA Google Maps Junction Ranch is in the middle of California’s Mohave Desert. There lies a mysterious airstrip…some believe it’s part of the China Lake proving grounds, which is an air force testing location for drones. While that’s suspicious in and of itself, even weirder is that only parts of the base are obscured from Google Maps. When you zoom in on the base’s location, there are parts of buildings intentionally scratched out. What’s going on down there? […]

He Tried To Kill Bjork And Left Behind An Intensely Disturbing Video Diary

He Tried To Kill Bjork And Left Behind An Intensely Disturbing Video Diary

If you’re of a certain age, you’re definitely familiar with the Icelandic singer and musician Bjork. However, what you might not be aware of was her creepy and deeply disturbed stalker from the 1990s, Ricardo López. In 1996, the young man attempted to kill the singer using a letter bomb. He had become obsessed with her and angry at her relationship with English musician and DJ Clifford Joseph Price, better known by his stage name Goldie. Over a nine-month period, López recorded his frustrations, ranting in a video diary as he worked on the bomb. After he finally mailed it to Bjork’s London residence, he committed suicide. Luckily, police found his body along with a suicide note detailing his plot before the letter was delivered. They alerted Scotland Yard who intercepted it without incident. Even though his plan didn’t succeed, that only makes his video diaries creepier, as you can […]

Vantablack Is The Darkest Material Known To Man, And It's Pretty Trippy

Vantablack Is The Darkest Material Known To Man, And It’s Pretty Trippy

What some people don’t realize is just how amazing the breakthroughs of modern technology really are. This could have something to do with the fact that many groundbreaking inventions and discoveries seem too far-fetched to be real. An excellent example of this phenomenon is known as Vantablack, and it’s listed by The Guinness Book of World Records as being the world’s darkest substance. This is Vantablack in all its glory. When it was introduced, the company that manufactured it from tiny carbon nanotubes reported that Vantablack can absorb up to 99.96 percent of the light that contacts the material. Wikipedia I know that sounds fantastical, but after seeing a few videos of Vantablack in action, I definitely believe those claims. The material is used primarily for military and astronautical purposes. For example, Vantablack has been used in telescopes to absorb extra light which allows the viewer to see more distant […]

What Happened To This Aircraft At 10,000 Feet Will Make You Stick To Taking Trains

What Happened To This Aircraft At 10,000 Feet Will Make You Stick To Taking Trains

If you’re making a list of the worst things that could happen during a flight, a hole being blown in the side of the airplane probably tops it. While it’s an unlikely scenario, this is exactly what happened on a flight that was leaving Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu. Shortly after liftoff, an explosion of unknown origin tore a hole in the side of the plane near the fuselage. Getty Images Luckily, the plane was at a low enough altitude (about 10,000 feet) to make an emergency landing. Getty Images Initial news stories reported that at least one person was killed in the explosion, and two more were seriously injured. An official count of casualties, however, has still not been released by authorities. Getty Images var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251602_56eb95ff65ec9”, auid: “537251602” }); What we do know is that the majority of the passengers escaped with […]

This Is The Worst Thing To Find In An Airbnb Rental -- I Hope They Got A Refund

This Is The Worst Thing To Find In An Airbnb Rental — I Hope They Got A Refund

Love or hate it, Airbnb is here to stay. The company, which allows people to rent out their homes or spare rooms to people visiting towns and cities all over the world, has attracted more than its fair share of controversy over the years. Some swear by the service, but others have sworn to destroy it. Whichever camp you fall into, it’s hard to deny the company’s success. That being said, every successful company has its hiccups. What happened to a group of tourists hoping to enjoy the French countryside was a hiccup of epic proportions. Earlier this week, French police responded to a call that the decomposing body of a woman had been found in the garden of this picturesque home. NBC News The people who placed the call were young folks in their early 20s who’d found the location on Airbnb. The owners of the home were on […]

Love UFOs? Well, Then I Have Some Bad News For You -- All Those Sightings Are Fake

Love UFOs? Well, Then I Have Some Bad News For You — All Those Sightings Are Fake

If you’re anything like me, then you’re a firm believer in UFOs and life on other planets. Sadly, we UFO believers lead hard lives because even though we have faith, there is little to no hard evidence of UFOs actually existing. Usually, this is where the article would take a turn and I would say, “Until now.” Sadly, it’s not that kind of article. According to a well-respected former NASA engineer, all UFO sightings are founded on falsehood. James Oberg worked at NASA mission control in the late 1990s before becoming a space journalist and historian. iStock Oberg says he actually paid very little attention to UFOs until relatively recently. His scientific opinion on the matter: All sighting are fakes or tricks of the light. iStock The majority of UFO sightings are nothing more than “space dandruff,” or they come as a result of our human brains misunderstanding what traveling […]

Disney Closed This Park Back In 2001, And It's A Creepy, Abandoned Masterpiece Today

Disney Closed This Park Back In 2001, And It’s A Creepy, Abandoned Masterpiece Today

When you think of Disney and the company’s theme parks, you don’t often think of abandoned, creepy places, do you? And there’s a good reason for that. In its entire history, Disney has only permanently closed two parks. One of those parks was in Bay Lake, Florida, and it was called River Country. Since 2001, the property has become overgrown in its abandonment. When photographer and urban explorer Seph Lawless discovered it during one of his recent travels, he shed light on the park’s beautiful decay. River Country first opened back in 1976, and it managed to do pretty consistent business up until the end of 2001. Seph Lawless The park closed for the last time on November 2, 2001. In April of 2002, it was announced that River Country would not reopen for summer. Its days had finally come to an end. Seph Lawless According to news articles from […]

How They Maintain Lenin's Mummified Corpse Is Bizarre But Totally Fascinating

How They Maintain Lenin’s Mummified Corpse Is Bizarre But Totally Fascinating

For those who might not be familiar with world history, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov — better known as Vladimir Lenin — changed the world in 1917. That year, his own intervention and the intervention of his supporters caused the collapse of Tsarist Russia and ushered in the era of the Soviet Union. Despite his death during the early years of the USSR, he is still considered to be one of the founders of modern-day Russia. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Even though Lenin died in 1924, his corpse can still be seen on display in the capital city of Moscow. Reddit / W_W_W_A googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Lenin’s body was buried in a specially erected mausoleum Moscow’s Red Square. Other than a brief period during World War II, the corpse has been on constant display to the public. Reddit / W_W_W_A Over the years, the Russian government has used various methods to […]

8 Disgusting Facts About Ancient Rome That Will Make You Nauseous

8 Disgusting Facts About Ancient Rome That Will Make You Nauseous

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Ancient Rome was a pretty amazing place. Between 753 BC and 476 AD, Romans were among the most technologically and culturally advanced people on Earth. Despite them forming the basis of modern society, Romans held a number of pretty insane beliefs and practices, at least by today’s standards. Here are a few of the most disgusting. (If you’re in the middle of eating lunch, maybe you should save this one for later.) 1. The Poop Sponge iStock Rome was one of the first cities in the world to have what we might consider an advanced plumbing system. Public toilets in Rome were commonplace. While this might seem like great news, these public toilets weren’t without their downsides. For example, they were hardly ever cleaned. When you were done, instead of toilet paper, there was just a single sponge on a stick that everyone in the public […]

This Story Of Serial Killer Richard Ramirez Terrorizing People In Prison Is Chilling

This Story Of Serial Killer Richard Ramirez Terrorizing People In Prison Is Chilling

If you follow serial killers at all, you know that one of the worst ones was Richard Ramirez, perhaps better known as the Night Stalker. Ramirez terrorized California in the mid-1980s. He made a name for himself because of the brutality of his crimes and his outrageous courtroom antics following his arrest. His terror spree didn’t stop once he got to jail, however. Apparently, he liked to torment fellow inmates as well. Back in 2011, when actor Todd Bridges released his autobiography called “Killing Willis: From Diff’rent Strokes to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted,” we got a little glimpse into the psychological games Ramirez liked to play. Wikipedia “Richard Ramirez was a strange cat. The thing that was interesting about being in jail with him was that he had killed somebody in Northridge during the time I was living there, and I remember how scared we […]

This Guy Rendered His Own Brain Scan In 3-D And It's Morbid, But Also Fascinating

This Guy Rendered His Own Brain Scan In 3-D And It’s Morbid, But Also Fascinating

If you stop and think about it, medical technology is almost like modern-day science fiction. Although the media and society at large pay attention to technological advancements, an outsized share of that attention is focused on more consumer-oriented inventions. What gets lost in the shuffle is medical technology that is slowly becoming the stuff we once only found in books and movies. Take, for example, what Redditor taurus_manure was able to do following an MRI scan for migraines. He was able to take data from his MRI scan and use another piece of software to create these 3-D renderings of his own skull. Reddit / taurus_manure Pretty wild, right? According to taurus_manure, the process of producing work like this is surprisingly easy. Reddit / taurus_manure What you need to do is first get a copy of the MRI data from your doctor. You might have to pay a small fee, […]

The U.S. Government Supposedly Has A Treaty With This Alien Race...

The U.S. Government Supposedly Has A Treaty With This Alien Race…

The question of are we alone in the universe has a variety of answers depending on who’s asking and who’s answering the query. For UFO and paranormal believers, the answer is a resounding yes, but some people take it further than that. They believe that not only are there aliens out there, but that they frequently visit Earth and even have a treaty with the U.S. government. These aliens are called The Greys, and this, according to conspiracy theorists, is the story of how they forged a treaty… Most stories put the year of the treaty in 1954. According to legend, a delegation of grey aliens arrived at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California with the sole purpose of contacting President Dwight D. Eisenhower to hammer out an agreement. Wikipedia According to some, the deal was called the Tau IX Treaty for the Preservation of Humanity. iStock Essentially, they […]

Did The U.S. Government Poke A Hole In Space And Time? Some Say Yes

Did The U.S. Government Poke A Hole In Space And Time? Some Say Yes

Have you heard of the Montauk Project? For those who aren’t familiar with it, it is a supposed secret government project with the aim of facilitating time travel and ways for us to travel between dimensions. Some of the stories (all of them unconfirmed) about the Montauk Project became the basis for Netflix’s most recent smash hit, “Stranger Things.” googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); While the conspiracy theory of the Montauk Project breaks down into many different individual theories, the main thread is that the U.S. government managed to create an interdimensional portal in the space-time continuum back in the 1980s. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); But they didn’t do it alone. They had assistance from secret technology left behind by Nikola Tesla (and some helpful aliens, of course). iStock Most of the “evidence” for the Montauk Project comes from a book of the same name written by Preston B. Nichols […]